Exploring: Reading Improvement

Researchers’ Views on Reading Recovery

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By David J. Hoff Education Week, June 5, 2002 Washington A group of reading researchers has launched a campaign against Reading Recovery, contending that the popular one-on-one tutoring program fails to deliver the student-achievement gains it promises. The researchers—including several leaders in the field—say the program should not be a major component of states’ comprehensive Read more…

A Curriculum/Instruction Specialist From Ohio Speaks Out

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Voices From the Grassroots of America Here is a sampling of the constant input we receive from many across America who have had traumatic and frustrating experiences trying to provide quality reading instruction for their children and students, and are grateful for the help they receive from NRRF. Colorado Mom Tackles Giant with permission from Read more…

Reading Recovery Research Project

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SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Office of the Board of Education READING RECOVERY RESEARCH PROJECT October 12, 1999 October 26, 1999 (Revised) Introductory Statement As directed, Board staff conducted research and analysis of the District’s Reading Recovery/ Descubriendo La Lectura (RR/DLL) Program. The research project compared the academic performance of participating and non-participating first grade Read more…

Observations on Reading Recovery

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by Dr. Patrick Groff NRRF Board Member & Senior Advisor Patrick Groff, Professor of Education Emeritus, San Diego State University, has published over 300 books, essays, and journal articles and is a nationally known expert in the field of reading. These books are evaluated: Marie M. Clay (1993). An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Read more…

Reading Recovery: An Evaluation of Benefits and Costs

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Bonnie Grossen and Gail Coulter University of Oregon Barbara Ruggles Beacon Hill Elementary, Park Forest, Illinois Executive Summary Reading Recovery is being widely adopted in North America: “Reading Recovery sites operated in four Canadian provinces, 48 U.S. States, and the District of Columbia. Approximately 60,000 North American children were served by Reading Recovery educators during Read more…

Questions and Conclusions from a Discussion of Reading Recovery

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by Dr. Patrick Groff NRRF Board Member & Senior Advisor Dr. Patrick Groff, Professor of Education Emeritus San Diego State University, has published over 325 books, monographs, and journal articles and is a nationally known expert in the field of reading instruction. Introduction The effectiveness and cost of Reading Recoveryİ have become a subject for Read more…

Surveys of Experimental Research on Reading Instruction

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by Dr. Patrick Groff NRRF Board Member & Senior Advisor Dr. Patrick Groff, Professor of Education Emeritus San Diego State University, has published over 325 books, monographs, and journal articles and is a nationally known expert in the field of reading instruction. 1. Adams, M. J. (1990). Beginning to read: Thinking and learning about print. Read more…

The Reading Recovery Approach To Preventive Early Intervention: As Good as it Gets?

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Abstract Reading Recovery is a widely used preventive early intervention program designed for young children who have failed to respond adequately to formal reading instruction after 12 months of schooling. The focus of this article is on the theoretical underpinnings of the program, the assessment battery used in the program, the specific procedures and instructional Read more…

Reading Recovery Program Deemed a Failure

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by Katherine Esposito from www.isthmus.com November 4, 2004 Katherine Esposito is a freelance writer in Madison, Wisconsin. [Reading Recovery] costs the Madison [Wisconsin] school district about $1.5 million a year, with most of the money coming from tax dollars. The cost per successful program participant is estimated at upwards of $8,400. And the Reading Recovery Read more…